The Meaning of Colors in Orthodox Iconography

Did you know that colors play a very important role in Orthodox iconography? White means divine light and purity, blue is the color of the Kingdom of God, red symbolizes life on earth, purple is the color of royalty, gold is reserved for Jesus Christ, green is the color of hope and eternal renovation, and finally black is a symbol of evil and death. Thus, colors can tell much about the depicted in the icon scene and its hidden meaning.

The Meaning of Colors in Orthodox Iconography

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